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Geochemistry, Origin and Age of Groundwaters in the Stripa (Sweden) Test Mine

  • P. Fritz
  • J. F. Barker
  • J. E. Gale
Part of the Advances in Nuclear Science & Technology book series (ANST)

Abstract

The evaluation of a potential repository site for nuclear waste must include premining assessment of the hydrology and geochemistry of groundwaters which eventually will fill the repository in the post-emplacement phase. Neither can be predicted a priori, and both will strongly depend on the regional geology of the area. This paper presents aspects of geochemical observations made on groundwater from the Stripa test site in Sweden, where a granitic pluton adjacent to a 400 year old iron ore mine was mined for a variety of tests relevant to rock stability, fracture hydrology and geochemistry within the context of nuclear waste disposal.

Keywords

Total Dissolve Solid Mine Water Shallow Groundwater Fracture System Deep Groundwater 
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References

  1. 1.
    G. Jacks, “Chemistry of Some Groundwaters in Igneous Rocks,” Nordic Hydrology 4 (4), 207 (1973).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    P. Fritz, J. F. Barker and J. E. Gale, “Geochemistry and Isotope Hydrology of Groundwaters in the Stripa Granite,” Univ. of California, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories, Berkeley, CA, Rep. LBL8285, 107 (1979).Google Scholar
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    P. Fritz, J. F. Barker, J. E. Gale, J. N. Andrews, R. L. F. Kay, D. J. Lee, J. B. Cowart, J. K. Osmond, B. R. Payne and P. K. Witherspoon, “Geochemical and Isotopic Investigation at the Stripa Test Site (Sweden),” Proc. Symp. Underground Disposal of Radioactive Wastes, IAEA, Otaniemi, Finland, July 1979, in press.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Fritz
    • 1
  • J. F. Barker
    • 1
  • J. E. Gale
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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